Hypocrisy

 

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Go put your creed into your deed.”
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H.G. Wells
“Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.”
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Benjamin Franklin
“Clean your finger before you point at my spots.”
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William Shakespeare
“Forbear to judge, for we are sinners all.”
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William Shakespeare
“Few love to hear the sins they love to act.”
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English Proverb
“They are not all saints who use holy water.”
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William Shakespeare
“God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.”
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James Russell Lowell
“The devil loves nothing better than the intolerance of reformers.”
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Alfred Adler
“It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.”
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Elbert Hubbard
“Live truth instead of professing it.”
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William Hazlitt
“We are not hypocrites in our sleep.”
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David Christensen
“If any of you are perfect please raise your hypocritical hands.”
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
'Tis curious that we only believe as deeply as we live.”
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Elizabeth Drew
“People are very inclined to set moral standards for others.”
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De La Rochefoucauld
“Hypocrisy is an homage that vice renders to virtue.”
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
“What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.” 
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Job 13:16
“He also shall be my salvation: for an hypocrite shall not come before him.”
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Mark Twain
“Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits.”
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
“That which we call sin in others is experiment for us.”
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Theodore M. Hesburgh
“All of us are experts at practicing virtue at a distance.”
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Georg Groddeck
“Whatever you condemn, you have done yourself.”
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Elbert Hubbard
“Many a man's reputation would not know his character if they met on the street.”
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Louis Fischer
“History is the chronicle of divorces between creed and deed.”
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Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
“He rightly reads scripture who turns words into deeds.”
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Thomas Fuller
“He does not believe who does not live according to his belief.”
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Author Unknown
“The best way to succeed in life is to act on the advice we give to others.”
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Aesop
“The injury we do and the one we suffer are not weighed in the same scales.”
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Jane Addams
“The essence of immorality is the tendency to make an exception of myself.”
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Author Unknown
“Many of us believe that wrongs aren't wrong if it's done by nice people like ourselves.”
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Author Unknown
“The wicked work harder to preach hell than the righteous do to get to heaven.”
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J. Petit-Senn
“Loud indignation against vice often stands for virtue in the eyes of bigots.”
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Socrates
“The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.”
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Author Unknown
“Your religion is what you do when the sermon is over.”
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James 1:22
But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
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George Bernard Shaw
“When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty.”
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Jean Baptiste Molière
“Those whose conduct gives room for talk are always the first to attack their neighbors.”
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Mignon McLaughlin
“We are irritated by rascals, intolerant of fools, and prepared to love the rest.  But where are they?”
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J. Pierpoint Morgan
“A man generally has two reasons for doing a thing.  One that sounds good, and a real one.”
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Moliere
“One should examine oneself for a very long time before thinking of condemning others.”
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Josh Billings
“Most everyone seems willing to be a fool himself, but he can't bear to have anyone else one.”
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Job 15:34
“For the congregation of hypocrites shall be desolate, and fire shall consume the tabernacles of bribery.”
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Charles Caleb Colton
“As no roads are so rough as those that have just been mended, so no sinners are so intolerant as those that have just turned saints.”
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Abraham Lincoln
“Hypocrite: the man who murdered both his parents... pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was an orphan.”
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Matthew 15:8
This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
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Josh Billings
“I don't never have any trouble in regulating my own conduct, but to keep other folks' straight is what bothers me.”
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Aldous Huxley
“If it were not for the intellectual snobs who pay, the arts would perish with their starving practitioners - let us thank heaven for hypocrisy.”
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Matthew 7:21
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
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Benjamin Franklin
“The world is full of fools and faint hearts; and yet everyone has courage enough to bear the misfortunes, and wisdom enough to manage the affairs, of his neighbor.”
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Otto von Bismarck
“When you say that you agree with a thing in principle you mean that you have not the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice.”
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Matthew 7:3
And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
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Montaigne
“Saying is one thing, doing another.  We must consider the sermon and the preacher distinctly and apart.”
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Mignon McLaughlin
“Throughout our lives, we see in the mirror the same innocent trusting face we have seen there since childhood.”
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Bertrand Russell
“We have two kinds of morality side by side:  one which we preach but do not practice and another which we practice but seldom preach.”
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Matthew 7:15
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
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Jacob M. Braude
“Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you'll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others.”
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Henry H. Williams
“A great deal of what passes for current Christianity consists in denouncing other people's vices and faults.”
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Titus 1:16
They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.
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Abraham Lincoln
“I desire so to conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end... I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside of me.”
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Joseph Smith
"I love that man better who swears a stream as long as my arm ye deals justice to his neighbors and mercifully deals his substance to the poor, that the long, smooth-faced hypocrite."
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Laurence Sterne
“Most of us are aware of and pretend to detest the barefaced instances of that hypocrisy by which men deceive others, but few of us are upon our guard or see that more fatal hypocrisy by which we deceive and over-reach our own hearts.”
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Isaiah 29:13
“Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men.”
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Hannah Arendt
“The hypocrite's crime is that he bears false witness against himself.  What makes it so plausible to assume that hypocrisy is the vice of vices is that integrity can indeed exist under the cover of all other vices except this one.  Only crime and the criminal, it is true, confront us with the perplexity of radical evil; but only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core.”
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